2 June 2004

Nokia Lifeblog. Nice interface for managing your photo memories.

Forced to remove WindowBlinds, that’s what’s been lagging for weeks. Grr.

3 June

StyleXP a l’air de bien marcher. I can understand why WindowBlinds grew is less fashionable these days.

4 June

ZMatrix. It’s hardly new, but now my video card allows me to enjoy it.

I thought I had found the solution to import my Eudora mail into Opera, but it doesn’t work.

RSS Bandit. Not very cleanly programmed (the interface lags for no reason), but the most functional of the many I tested.

Nevermind the dysfunctional Bloggerbot: Hello is pretty nice and well designed for its intended purpose.

7 June

There wouldn’t be a way to disable the Win-D keyboard shortcut, would there?

8 June

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11 June

Abilon : as functional as RSS Bandit, but with cleaner programming.

15 June

Mozilla Firefox 0.9. Uh, maybe it’s not quite ready yet.

18 June

DO NOT install Mozilla Thunderbird into a directory containing program files from a previous version.” Not only this isn’t written on the main pages offering download links, but by default it installs to Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird, like the previous versions. Idiots.

19 June

By the way… I’ve got five GMail invitations to give out, so I’ll follow the current meme: if you feel the need to have a GMail account, and you still haven’t found a way to get one, which is a feat in itself, well… try and deserve it.

21 June

Oops. I just found out that Photoshop doesn’t naturally take several minutes to load: it’s because I have ObjectDock running. It doesn’t make any kind of sense, but I can confirm it’s true.

If I don’t find a workaround, bye bye my pretty PNG icons. That’s not good, because the taskbar is on the left edge of my desktop, and any edge is too far anyway when you’re running 3840x1024.

P.S. It also seems that ObjectDock makes games slow. (Which I never realized because I harly ever play.) I was surprised how slow Pristontale was on my high-end and -price video card; I’ll have to do some testing.

P.S. As chance would have it, it looks like ObjectDock 1.02, which was just released today1 fixes those bugs. Pristontale is much prettier in high resolution an with details at the maximum. And much more pleasant when the camera instaneously reacts to the mouse moves. Hurray for my Matrox card. (Well, except for not being able to visit There again before it closes, because the beast is so poorly programmed it only works with half a dozen different video cards.)

1: When you read it this way, it looks like a weird coincidence, the kind of sign I liked to find at a time when I was looking for some, but it isn’t. I only found out about those incompatibilities as I was looking for information about version 1.02, which wasn’t advertised anywhere on Stardock on Wincustomize.

28 June

Dashboard. Can’t wait for Windows clones to copy this obvious functionality.

29 June

Looks like nobody realizes that the great breakthrough in Dashboard is that everything appears and disappears with a hotkey, à la Exposé.

“Smart” digital zoom. I never understood why all digicams didn’t work that way.

Firefox 0.9.1. I did say it wasn’t ready.

30 June

Really Slick Screensavers. Imagine that on a triple display: classy.

Dashboard vs. Konfabulator. HTML widgets, sounds promising.

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